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Author Topic: Hen with 3 chicks up a tree this morning  (Read 49 times)

Offline MichiganLouie

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Hen with 3 chicks up a tree this morning
« on: July 14, 2017, 07:55:14 PM »
We have two red mulberry trees out behind the house.  When the berries get ripe and drop, they attract all sort of critters.  We have had one doe come in just about every day, twice a day most of the time, and a lone turkey hen, and a couple of cranes.  The cranes, I try to run off as often as I can.  Don't like those birds, but they keep coming back (no legal hunting season in MI)  Anyway, the last few days a turkey hen with 3 chicks has been coming in pretty regularly, twice a day quite often.  This morning, she slowly made her way into the yard, and eventually the chicks meandered in.  Eventually, they made their way to one of the mulberry trees.  At one point, the hen had disappeared, but the chicks were all looking up.  Something diverted my attention for a few minutes, and when I looked again, there were only two chicks, still looking up.  Then one chick flew up into the tree, and a few minutes later the third chick built up enough courage to fly up, too.  I could see some movement up in the tree, and thought about going out to try to take some pics, but didn't think I would be successful.  I don't know when they finally came back down.  This was the second time I have observed turkeys flying up to get berries right on the tree. 
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Offline yari

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Re: Hen with 3 chicks up a tree this morning
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 08:03:40 PM »
i haven't seen a single brood yet this year and i've seen a ton of hens. must have been a bad year?
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Offline King Ben

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Re: Hen with 3 chicks up a tree this morning
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 04:36:52 PM »
That is too cool Louie.  Hope they stick around.

 

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